Art History Courses in London

Are you interested in art history and how to interpret art? Then why not browse our range of art history courses and choose from introductory courses, or explore further into practices, debates and discover the work of some of the greatest artists of all time. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available at our main learning centre in London's cultural heart - Covent Garden.

Contact us to find out more about art history - call 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm or email [email protected].

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  1. Movements in art: Impressionism

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the work of a controversial group of painters working in and around Paris from the late 1860s and 1870s and explore how these artists re-thought their creative practice in response to modern life. #arthistory #onedaycourse #impressionism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Movements in art: Post-Impressionism

    Course Date: Tue 23 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Seurat are all called Post-Impressionists, yet each had different styles and preoccupations. Explore their work and lives and learn why they left such a valuable legacy. #arthistory #onedaycourse #postimpressionism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Movements in art: Cubism and Futurism

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cubism and Futurism are pivotal movements in the history of modern art – encapsulating all the promise and peril of the 20th century’s devastating birth, and even helping rewrite perceptions of space and time. #arthistory #summerschool #cubism #fururism #picasso #braque.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Movements in art: Suprematism and Constructivism

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Striving for an urgent, revolutionary and total transformation of art and life, artists and designers of the Constructivist and Suprematist avant-gardes aimed to build a whole new world, from its aesthetic foundations upwards. #arthistory #summerschool #Constructivism #Suprematism #Malevich.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Friday lates: Islamic art at the V&A

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Spend a summer’s evening finding out about art outside Europe, in particular the V&A’s fascinating and extensive collection of Islamic art objects. #fridaylates #V&A #islamicart.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  6. Movements in art: Surrealism

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art and artists of Surrealism from their origins in the political and psychological upheaval of Post-World War I Paris to their widespread influence on 20th century art and culture. #arthistory #onedaycourse #Surrealism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Movements in art: Pop and Minimalism

    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Andy Warhol to Sol Lewitt explore Pop Art and Minimalism to understand how these rival movements revolutionised the way we see and experience art. #arthistory #onedaycourse #pop #popart #minimalism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Symbols and stories: introducing saints in art

    Course Date: Wed 31 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Saints are widely represented in painting and sculpture. We explore their meanings and symbols in masterpieces of Christian art to better understand and interpret this intriguing aspect of Western art history. Includes gallery visit. #arthistory #shortcourse #saints #iconography.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Art evolutions: Post-Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore art and culture in the early 20th century, focussing on the major developments and movements in art including Cubism, Abstraction, Dada and Surrealism and their relationship to wider cultural contexts.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Looking at contemporary art

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Look at works by established artists in London galleries in this introduction to contemporary art. Work through different ways to discuss and critique contemporary art in its new and traditional formats.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. A history of American art

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study American art, including paintings, illustrations and cartoons from late-nineteenth century Realists and Impressionists to sixties Pop Art and Minimalism, analysing movements and styles, social and political context, materials and art theory. Tutor: Rachel Sanders. #weekendcourse #arthistory #americanart.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Introduction to the art of art history - part 1

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is an introduction to Art History as an academic discipline. Students will study artworks from a variety of approaches, considering such aspects as formal analysis, material studies, and social, cultural and artistic contexts.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Iconography and iconology: secrets of the old masters revealed. Image: Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time by Bronzino

    Iconography and iconology: secrets of the old masters revealed

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered whether there’s a hidden meaning behind paintings? Discover why there are signs and symbols in paintings and how to find and interpret their meanings, in paintings from medieval to Baroque and beyond.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Arts of the empire-builders: Timurids, Safavids and Mughals

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Patronage under the Timurids, Safavids and Mughals marked a definitive period in the development of the arts and culture of the Islamic world. This course looks at the visual ‘brands’ that characterised these important empires.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. Styles in art

    Styles in art

    Course Date: Tue 22 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A survey of Western art from the Gothic to the Victorian age, discussing Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism, and the ideas shaping each period. Can be studied on its own or as a continuation of 'Looking at paintings'.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

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